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Playlist of the Week: Best Original Song

Playlist of the Week: Best Original Song

Angela Tricarico, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Music

In honor of the 91st Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 24, these are some of the current and past winners of Best Original Song. Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper This track, from the most recent “A Star Is Born” remake, was the favorite to take home the prize this yea...

“Black Panther” Doesn’t Deserve a Nomination

“Black Panther” Doesn’t Deserve a Nomination

Brian Guski, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

“Black Panther” is a cultural phenomenon and to say otherwise would be absurd. It is the highest-grossing solo superhero movie, in the top ten highest grossing movies of all time, and of course is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the most recognizable film award, the Academy Awards...

Academy Awards Controversy

Academy Awards Controversy

Kelly Daniels, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Movies, Opinion & Editorials

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony has been plagued by controversies, the latest of which stemming from their decision not to broadcast the presentation of four awards during the ceremony: cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hair-styling.   This decision, announced ...

Winners of the 88th Oscars

Ben Atwater

March 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The 88th Academy Awards commenced Sunday night. There were many surprises, many snubs, and an unusual amount of political commentary by Chris Rock. Taking home Best Picture was Spotlight, predicted by yours truly three weeks ago. While not surprising, I was a little upset to not see my personal favorite...

Panel on Diversity

Ben Atwater

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus News and Events, University of New Haven

On Feb.18, a panel on diversity in the Oscars was held in the Alumni Lounge. Hosted by the Communication Department, this event aimed to take a look at lack of representation of minorities in the both the Academy Awards and media as a whole. The issue regarding diversity in the Oscars refers to the...

The 2008 Economic Disaster for Dummies

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

With the Oscars right around the corner, people wait in anticipation for the unveiling of winners and losers. One of the most coveted awards, Best Picture, will be given to only one of the eight films nominated. The Big Short is one of those eight nominees hoping to bring in that little golden man. ...

Winners of the 87th Oscars

Ben Atwater

February 25, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The 87th Academy Awards were not exactly surprising. However, just because the ceremony was predictable does not mean everything awarded was justified. While agreeing with most of the categories, I took issue with several of them. Obviously, The Lego Movie was snubbed of a nomination for Best Animated...

Lady Gaga honors a timeless classic

Ashley Winward

February 25, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

As I sat at my television, hands covering my eyes, I have to admit I was terrified. When I heard that Lady Gaga was performing at all, I was generally concerned but to hear that she would be honoring a classic had me preparing for the worst. I’m not saying that Lady Gaga is a terrible performer—q...

Julianne Moore is far from still in Still Alice

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 18, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

As we approach the 2015 Academy Awards, enthused fans have picked their favorites to win each respective category. At the top of the Best Actress category is Julianne Moore for her portrayal of a professor who has been diagnosed with a rare case of early onset Alzheimer’s disorder in the movie Still Al...

Charger Bulletin Oscars Contest!

The Charger Bulletin

February 17, 2015


Filed under Campus News and Events, Entertainment, This Week's Top Stories, University of New Haven

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Birdman bears sharp talons heading into the Oscars

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 11, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Since the release of the 2015 Oscar nominations, many film enthusiasts have shared their thoughts about the hottest movies on the list. Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, ties The Grand Budapest Hotel for securing the highest tally of nominations with nine apiece the likes of which incl...

Winter Roundup

Ben Atwater

January 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Well, it’s been one big winter for movies. First off, The Interview was pulled from theaters. After theaters received threats from cyber terrorists that any screen showing it would suffer casualties in the audiences, most major theater chains in the country pulled the film from showings. It was su...

Dylan’s pick of future Oscar contenders

Dylan Rupptrecht

October 1, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Fall time is Oscar time, which means gathering up your movie-watching friends and scrambling to find the best seats in the house. Here are my top five movies that are in the running for this year’s Academy Awards. 1. The Theory Of Everything (11/7/14): Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in this soaring depicture of Hawking’s legacy. The movie spans the ...

Scott’s nominations for Best Picture

Scott Iwaniec

October 1, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Since the Oscar season has almost officially begun with the Toronto Film Festival, Dylan has taken the time to discuss Oscar movies that have yet to come out, while I am going to take the time to talk about what we have so far. There are ten films that get nominated for best picture, I will only give you my personal top four for what we’ve had so far this year. C...

And the Oscar Goes To…

Cameron Hines

February 27, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Sunday, Feb. 24, marked the 85th Academy Awards, a night where Hollywood pats itself on the back for four hours. Hosted by Seth Macfarlane this year, the show broke many conventions from typical Oscar shows, such as its more crass humor thanks to host Macfarlane. The awards show was hit and miss, with some ...

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